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Old 01-12-2010, 03:53 PM
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My boyfriend and I are moving closer to downtown soon (woohoo!). I've searched MLS listings, City-Data, etc. but I can't find a good answer to my specific questions, and I'd really welcome any advice!
Does anyone have any house/condo/apartment rental suggestions for the following:
We're in our early 20s- I work at a law firm downtown and he works in North Austin as an Engineer- and we're both college grads. We also have a 1 year old Labrador. We'd prefer a young-professional crowd, but nothing too rowdy. We want to keep rent under $1,000 for a 2 bedroom, or even a 1 bedroom as long as there is a 'study/den' area. We're not looking for a brand new place- as long as it isn't dilapidated and is safe, we're happy.

The boyfriend has to be at work around 7:30am, and he leaves between 5:30 - 6pm, so he misses some traffic. How far South is too far South though? We really love Riverside/SoCo, but my boss has cautioned me against anything South, due to commute/expense. I've heard that it's not bad when you're going North on I-35 in the AM and South in the PM. Does anyone have any personal experience with this?
I'm hoping for a 10-15 minute commute downtown for myself, & where I can go home during lunch for the dog. I hate driving, so the closer to the Capitol the better, and I'd like to have the possibility of biking to work if I ever get the courage.
Pet friendly is a must, & we would love to have a small yard at a house/condo, but I'm not sure our budget allows for that. It seems like we'd be able to have outdoor space in South Austin, but again, I'm not sure on how that would affect my boyfriend's drive. Any ideas?

Okay, I think that's it Sorry for the long post- I'm very excited to be moving from North Austin, want to get as much information as possible, and I find these forums great for getting insight from people.
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